Building Positive Mental Health
St. Thomas University values and respects the uniqueness and diversity of our student population. We offer a number of services to our student to help them build and maintain positive mental health:
- Weekly self-care events
- Peer support opportunities
- Self-help resources
STU Self-Care Series
Self-care is about actively and intentionally taking care of your physical, mental and emotional health – you deserve it!
Every Monday at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM, STU Mental Health hosts a free self-care event. This event is open to all students, and is intended to teach you about all the ways you can self-care and get you thinking about incorporating self-care into your everyday life.
The STU Self-Care Series supports positive mental health, which makes you happier and a more productive student. It’s a great way to take time to nurture yourself, and find moments of relaxation and fun throughout the semester.
Check out our schedule:
September 9, 12 PM and 7 PM: Dog Therapy in the courtyard
September 16, 12 PM and 7 PM: Paint and Sip in the lounge outside of JDH 211
September 23, 12 PM and 7 PM: Yoga at the J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre
September 30, time TBD: Massages at the J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre
October 7, 12 PM and 7 PM: Dog Therapy in the courtyard
October 21, 12 PM and 7 PM: Kangoo at the J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre
October 28, 12 PM and 7 PM: Pumpkin Carving in the lounge outside of JDH 211
November 4, 12 PM and 7 PM: Dog Therapy in the courtyard
November 18, 12 PM and 7 PM: Cooking Class in the Wabanaki Student Centre
November 25, 12 PM and 7 PM: Paint a Mug in the lounge outside of JDH 211
De-stress Fest, December 2-5: Dog Therapy, Cooking Decorating, and Yoga
Peer Support Centre
Are you feeling lonely? Homesick? Or just plain stressed out? Then you’ll love our Peer Support Centre!
The STU Peer Support Centre is a confidential, judgement-free, supportive and safe place to engage with a student volunteer without any strict expectations or rules.
All volunteers are trained to listen, provide support, and help connect you with on-campus resources. The service is FREE and open to all students by appointment or on a drop-in basis.
The Peer Support Centre can help you get settled into life on campus and make connections.
We can support a variety of concerns that students frequently experience, such as academic stress, relationship and friendship struggles, loneliness, mental wellness, etc.
Volunteering at the Peer Support Centre is an excellent way to develop your interpersonal skills and gain experience working in a supportive setting.
Peer Support Centre
Sir James Dunn Hall room 211
Open Monday – Friday, from 7-9pm
Are you interested in becoming a Peer Support Network volunteer? Please contact Kelly Humber Kelly at email@example.com for more information and to apply!